Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts out and put them on paper. Whether it’s a new years resolution or something you normally do, journaling has tons of benefits that range from the practical to the wellness promoting.

Journaling can help you with goal setting and establishing personal goals. In fitness, you can create a yoga journal or workout journal to track your progress. Your journey to mindfulness through meditation can be mapped out in a journal. For healthy eating a journal can help you meal plan, track what you eat, and it’s a good place to write down recipe ideas, track what you’ve eaten and write reminders for yourself (ex: always pack a healthy snack). Creating a sleep journal can help improve your sleep habits and promote healthier ones. A journal is a great place for financial planning and managing personal finances, when used as a budget planner. Studies have shown that journaling is an important resource in mental health, helping shift perspectives, reflect, and increase empathy. And finally journaling is a great place to keep track of all your lists, whether its wedding planning, groceries, chores, and that ever-growing to-do list.

If you’re new to journaling, a bullet journal is a great place to start. A bullet journal is a fast and effective way to get everything down. A bullet journal is a great way to organize important dates and tasks. A dotted journal may help you create an easier bullet journal layout, and build your bullet journal weekly spread. There are plenty of bullet journal templates you can use effectively to organize your journal, and while there are plenty ideas to inspire you, there’s no right way or wrong way to do it when it comes to how to bullet journal.

If you’re already writing in a journal regularly, a gratitude journal can be a good way to try something new. Filled with positive affirmations and positive words, it can be an effective way to ease stress and reflect on the good things. Gratitude journals can be short, and easy to do, with some you can complete in a little as two minutes. Harnessing the power of positive thinking and positive vibes, good things can come from a gratitude journal!